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United Kingdom: Sting - Styler Defends Huge Carbon Footprint

Source:  Copyright 2008, Contact Music
Date:  April 26, 2008
Original URL: Status ONLINE

STING's wife TRUDIE STYLER has conceded to allegations the couple is "hypocritical" in their stance on global warming, but insists her husband's tour with THE POLICE is to blame for their huge carbon footprint.

Sting - real name Gordon Sumner - and Styler have long been criticised for claiming they are eco-friendly, despite using private jets to fly between their numerous homes in England and Italy.

But Styler was forced to face the facts during an interview in London earlier this week (begs21Apr08), when she was confronted with the news that the couple's carbon footprint is an estimated 30 times greater than that of the average Briton.

However, she insists it is a big "challenge" for any famous couple to be eco-friendly when one spouse is such a famous musician.

She said: "When it comes to the carbon footprint, Sting puts his hand up immediately and says, 'I'm a musician and I have a ...

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